Morgan Lingar, Colby College

Morgan Lingar

Colby College's Morgan Lingar played a major role in everything she did in her four years whether it was as captain of the women's cross country and track and field teams, leading the student government, or sitting in on a Board of Trustees meeting.

Besides leading the cross country and track and field teams as captain of all three sports, Lingar was Colby's Student Government Association (SGA) President during her senior year. She also served as a student representative on the Colby Board of Trustees and led a Student Government Executive Board of seven students who focused on outreach, policy initiatives, and administrative work. As a sophomore, Lingar earned the Cole Harvey Award as SGA Member of the Year after creating a new college policy on dorm vandalism. 

Lingar, a double major in mathematics and women's gender & sexuality studies, was elected president of the SGA by a vote of a student body of more than 1,800 undergraduates. She met regularly with the president and deans of Colby and managed 43 members of SGA.

Lingar was honored with the Pamela Hoyt-Sanborn Award for contributions of leadership and sportsmanship at the Colby senior athletic awards ceremony. A multiple honoree of the NESCAC All-Academic Award, Lingar also was part of the Colby Class Council, the Colby Emergency Response, the Colby Feminist Alliance, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

On the track, Lingar finished her career strong after helping Colby's relay teams to school records and fine finishes. She was part of Colby records for both the indoor and outdoor 3,200-meter relay teams and helped set an indoor school record in the distance medley relay. Lingar and the Mules placed third at both the New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships and at the NESCAC Championships.